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Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 Beta Expiration on April 5th


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Last year we released Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 Beta, a suite of productivity applications for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, on the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. First and foremost, we want to thank everyone who has tried Office Mobile 2010 Beta and has given us valuable feedback.

The Beta expired on April 5, 2010. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. While the expiration date was mentioned in the product terms of use, we realize that you may have questions and we decided to answer them in today’s blog post.

Does this impact me? If so, how?

If you installed Office Mobile 2010 Beta on your Windows Mobile 6.5 device, then this does impact you. As of April 5th, you are unable to launch the Office Mobile applications on your phone.

How can I resolve this issue?

  • If your phone came with Office Mobile 6.1 pre-installed (the previous version), then uninstalling Office Mobile 2010 Beta from your phone should resolve the issue as it will revert your phone to the older version of Office Mobile.
  • If your phone did not come with Office Mobile 6.1 pre-installed, then you will first need to uninstall Office Mobile 2010 Beta and then re-install the older version of Office Mobile. For the small number of Windows phones that did not have Office Mobile 6.1 preinstalled, it is available here for purchase.
If I uninstall Office Mobile 2010 Beta, will I lose my documents?

No, uninstalling Office Mobile 2010 Beta will not delete or alter any of the documents you have on your phone or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.

When will the final version of Office Mobile 2010 be available?

Office Mobile 2010 will be available for download through Windows Marketplace for Mobile at the same time as the Office 2010 suite in June 2010.

Do you have any more questions? Feel free to post a comment below or e-mail us.


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